Events Archive


Event Date: 2019-10-24

Event Price: £6 UoE Students / £10 concession / £15 Full. Advance prices. More on the door.

The Immigrant

“Beautifully timed buffoonery…skills honed to perfection” – The Oxford Times.

A hilarious and heartwarming slapstick comedy inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s original film.
This delightful show tells the story of people starting a new life in the West today. It is based on hundreds of accounts of what it is like to come to live in an strange country and trying to fit in when you stand out.

Chaplin’s film was released in 1917, exactly one hundred years before the US passed the most controversial immigration policy in recent history. Chris Michael has captured the spirit of the original film and re-worked the content to tell a story of modern times.

Chris Michael has worked as a professional visual comedian all over the UK for nineteen years performing over 4000 shows! He has worked in theatre, circus, cabaret, festivals and in schools. In 2000 he was the first clown to perform with the renowned Gifford’s Circus. In 2012 he released a series of short films called “The Silly Seasons” which have been shown in film festivals all over the world.

The show is fully accessible for deaf audiences.

Event Date: 2019-11-28

Event Price: £6 UoE Students / £10 concession / £15 full. Advance prices. More on door

Queens Of Sheba

Presented by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre

“Then they give unrequested information about a gap year, in an orphanage, in The Congo, even though I’m from St Lucia and I don’t like children!”

The multi-award winning “theatrical firework” (The Independent) arrives in Colchester following critically acclaimed, sold out runs in London and Edinburgh.

Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories.

The music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and the (white) men. Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism. Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company.

Nouveau Riché is an exciting, diverse, multi-award winning, creative movement and winners of the Untapped 2018 Award and Edinburgh Stage Award 2018.

Event Date: 2019-09-10

Event Price: £8.50 UoE Students / £10 Concession / £13 Full. Advance Prices. More on the door.

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale , is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a
conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve
been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published by Vintage on 10 September.

Event Date: 2019-09-12

Event Price: £8.50 UoE Students / £10 Concession / £13 Full. Advance prices. More on door.

NT Live: Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones

‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Event Date: 2019-10-17

Event Price: £8.50 UoE Students / £10 Concession / £13 Full. Advance Prices. More on the door.

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare


‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Event Date: 2019-11-23

Event Price: Advance Prices: £8.50 UoE Students/ £10 Concessions/ £13 Full. More on the door.

NT Live: Hansard

by Simon Wood

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Event Date: 2019-11-30

Event Price: Advance Prices: £8.50 UoE Students/ £10 Concessions/ £13 Full. More on the door.

NT Encore: Present Laughter

By Noel Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Event Date: 2019-10-10

Event Price: *Early Bird Deal* Full Price £13/Concession £8/ UoE Students £5. More after 31st August 2019

Bleak House

Adapted from the novel by David Glass, David Glass Ensemble

Bleak House is a powerfully physical, gothic retelling of the Dickens’ novel that follows Esther Summerson’s search for family and identity set against a brutal legal system hell bent on destroying those beneath it. Pickpockets, prostitutes, rowdy drunks and con artists all feature, immersing us into a dank Victorian Britain, recreating the dark and dismal world of the lower orders of London.

Themes of Love, Power, Poverty and Choice ring loudly at this time of social upheaval.

Bleak House is a production of the David Glass Ensemble co-commissioned by Theatre Royal Winchester and New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, with support from Konzept Arts & Ideas, Bath Spa University & Santander Universities

Everyone 12 year +.  Contains some bad language and non frontal nudity.

90 mins PLUS interval (with an approx 30 min prelude upon house opening)

Event Date: 2019-06-03

Event Price: FREE EVENT

Professorial Inaugural Lecture: The EUropean rule of law and its limits


Professor Theodore Konstandinides, School of Law

The EU is a community based on law which adheres to and promotes a set of common values between the Member States. The preservation of these values is pivotal to the success of European integration and the well-being of the individuals within it. Just a few months before the UK leaves the EU, this lecture will ask whether the EU is based on the rule of law – a question which is answered in the affirmative, but one which has to be considered in the context of the limits of compliance and the overall effectiveness of the enforcement of common values in the Member States

Event Date: 2019-06-06

Event Price: £11

Tedx: Metamorphosis

The TEDx Society presents: Metamorphosis


Metamorphosis scientifically is the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. The caterpillar must go through a period in the chrysalis before it comes out transformed. In life we have different experiences and phases where we go through a period of change, whether it’s a single event or a period of time, we all have been through or may go through our own metamorphosis. The chrysalis is personal, it’s something that has shaped us in some way. The beauty of it is that it is different for everyone.

This day will entail various talks from students, researchers and professionals sharing their metamorphosis journey and area of interest.

Tickets for this event are limited to 100, so book yours fast!

Here is is the link to our Official TED Event page:

You can also follow us on our socials where we will be unveiling the face behind the speakers during the days leading up to the event